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Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's all about names today.....

The first rose of summer....."a rose by any other name" ....this is a rose named "Gertrude Jekyll". Not a pretty name, but she was a great gardener. ..."would smell as sweet." This is a David Austen English rose and it does have a wonderful fragrance! (photo taken just minutes ago, truly the first rose of the season for us!)

Names are being discussed on "Writing from Life" . "Do you like YOUR name?" asks Carmen. I answered in her comment section. I do like my name, now. It has many meanings from many cultures.

"Lila"="dark-haired beauty" in Persian, "purple or indigo" in Spanish, "divine play" in Sanskrit.

Which brings us to how we named our blogs, being discussed by Peta and friends. [I found this from, "Greenish Lady"'s blog.] The explanation for the name of my blog is above in the blog that time, I had no idea that "lila" could be "indigo" (or maybe blue-violet) in Spanish. I love all colors, but find myself drawn over and over again to indigo. So it is a good name for my blog.


Tammy said...

Oh I love names!! How is yours pronounced? With Lila I always wonder - LYla or LEEla?

My name was chosen by my dad - he sang country music for many years. I'm named after Tammy Wynette and Dale Evans (Tammy Dale). :)

I'll be changing my last name soon! My last name is Mimms - look at all those Ms! My new last name will be Durham. Tammy Durham - has a nice ring to it!

lila said...

Hi Tammy! It's "lye-la"...long "i" sound.
I like your name to be!

mermaid musings said...

i guess i have to write about my blog name, LOL
hugs to you!

Gemma said...

My sister knew a girl named Imogene Overall.
Lol!What that has to do with anything I don't know!

GreenishLady said...

Oh, I didn't realise Lila was Persian... I've heard of an old Persian story with "Layli" in it. That's interesting about the indigo connection by chance. I'm finding all sorts of interesting snippets in these explorations of names!

(And by the way, I don't know where the mermaid's island is either, but will keep looking!)

artbrat said...

I love David Austin roses. I have a garden with about 15 different ones. They all smell magnificent.

Names...yes, I love my name although I dont know what it means. I love that not everyone shares my name.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your house seems to be coming together beautifully. It was a very pleasant look around and I'll surely be back soon.

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